Academic Year 2017-18
2017-18 (Graduate Student Publication) "Brown Journal of History"
2017-18 (Lecture Series) "Great Nonfiction Writers Lectures" Speakers include: Jerald Walker, Emerson College; Lizette Alvarez, Miami Bureau chief of The New York Times; Lawrence Weschler, staff writer for The New Yorker; Jimmie Briggs, director of LOVE-US (Leave Out Violence) and author of Blood Work; and documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy '91.
September 29-30 (Graduate Student Conference) "Atlantic Trajectories: Trends and Movements in Atlantic World Studies" Keynote address: David Wheat, Michigan State University.
November 1 (Program Sponsorship) "National High School Ethics Bowl"
November 1 (Lecture) "The Concepts of the Yang Soul and the Yin Soul in the Han Dynasty's Theory of Human Nature" Speaker: Xingwu Xu, Nanjing University
November 3-4 (Symposium) "Afterlives of Witnessing: Moving Images from the Levant and the Political Imagination" Speakers include: artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme; Kay Dickinson, Concordia University; Chad Elias, Dartmouth University; Gil Hochberg, University of California/Los Angeles; artist Lamia Joreige; Laura U. Marks, Simon Fraser University; curator and art critic Nat Muller; Kamran Rastegar, Tufts University; Ghalya Saadawi, Goldsmiths, University of London; Stephen Sheehi, College of William and Mary; Stefan Tarnowski; Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University; Nadia Yaqub
November 6-10 (One-week Residency) Talks and screenings with sci-fi author and social critic Samuel Delany
November 7 (Film Screening and Q&A) "A Long Way from Home" Speaker: Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University
November 10 (Conference) "Middle East Toxic Wars" Speakers include: Joost Hiltermann, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Crisis Group; Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut; Hugh Gusterson, George Washington University; William Hartung, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy; writer and filmmaker Fabienne Lips-Dumas.
November 14-15 (Lecture) "Between Letters and Languages" Speaker: writer Zafer Senocak
November 15 (Graduate Student Lecture) "Formalism, Photography and Social Space" Speaker: Anna Kornbluh, University of Illinois/Chicago
March 16-17 (Graduate Student Conference) "Equinoxes"
Speaker: Pauline de Tholozany, Clemson University
March 16-17 (Graduate Student Conference) "Religious Difference: Negotiating Otherness from Ancient to Contemporary Worlds"
Speaker: Courtney Bender, Columbia University
April 2018 (Graduate Student Workshop) "Ancient Afro-Assyriology"
April 3 (Lecture) "The Strange Reception of Foucault's Political Philosophy"
Speaker: Paul Patton, University of New South Wales
April 6-7 (Conference) "CHIASMI - Perspectives on the Italian Difference - Italian Differences in Perspective"
Speaker: Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh
April 9-12 (Panel discussions) "CAUSA"
Hosted by the Central American United Student Association at Brown
April 19 (Panel discussion) "Everything you wanted to know about writing for a non-academic audience but were afraid to ask"
Speakers: Jon Baskin, The Point; Jesse McCarthy, The Point; Elias Muhanna, Brown University; Jana Prikryl, New York Review of Books. Moderator: John Palattella, The Point and The Nation.
April 20-21 (Conference) "Assessing the Islamic Past: Historical and Philosophical Interventions"
Speakers: Nancy Florida, University of Michigan; Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University; Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute; Judith Pfeiffer, University of Bonn; Nils Riecken, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; Kaya Sahin, Indiana University; Dana Sajdi, Boston College; Rian Thum, Loyola University; Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo.
April 27-28 (Graduate Student Conference) "Law, Language and the Archive"
October 15, 2018 (Lecture) Title: TBA
Speaker: Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine
For events in previous years, please refer to our annual reports.